At the Final Frontier of Death
The sufferings of the Savior are a medicine that heals human souls. We often think that our own misfortunes and sorrows are the most dreadful misfortunes of all and, in part, this is right. All too ...
A Meditation upon the Parable of the Ten Virgins: On Great Tuesday
These are the most puzzling verses of this parable. It almost sounds as if the wise virgins are uncaring about the unwise. How could this be when our Lord commands us to be merciful to all? How could ...
The Entrance of the Lord into Jerusalem
The Entrance of the Lord into Jerusalem is the entrance of the Lord into each of our homes. Just imagine how you would react if the Lord were to appear in your home. The Entrance of the Lord into ...
On Gospel Readings
A Saint’s Cloak
She departs on a difficult journey away from herself and toward God, and this journey lasts for nearly a half century. St. Mary of Egypt struggles in the desert alone with God; the desert is the ...
Nakedness and Abstinence
One of the many paradoxes of the Orthodox Christian life, abstinence from sensual things is what restores and sanctifies nakedness. By sin Mary found herself naked in fornication and prostitution, ...
The Saturday of the Akathist
Therefore the Lord asks this question, “And who do you say that I am?” Without any doubt this is the most important question. Through his disciples the Lord asks this question to us. And each of us ...
Annunciation and the Call to Life-in-Death
The Annunciation, linked with the Cross, is a flat out rejection of this Darwinian way of thinking. When I affirm that my life is a series of deaths to self, I choose something other than “survival ...
The Triumph of Ascetic Experience
Reading and applying what we have read is already useful in itself, because it helps us to find out what God’s Will is. But that is not all that is contained in the concept of trying to learn what is ...
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill Contracted the Coronavirus
4th Plenary Session between ROC and Coptic Church Held
His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon Calls for Prayer for Those Facing Hurricanes Ian and Fiona
Patriarch Kirill: The Church Prays for the Fraternal Strife to End as Soon as Possible
Besides intellectual instruction, young people also need prayer, Patriarch Daniel says as new academic year begins
The Synodal Residence in New York hosts the Council of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
Voluntary Blood Donation Takes Place in Churches in Serbia
The work of the Church in society is quiet, but full of hope and love, says the Director of Lumina Publications
Epistle of the Council of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
“The models par excellence are the great hesychast saints,” says Romanian Orthodox Bishop of Oradea